Student Voice

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy, students play a pivotal part in the direction of the academy and the developments seen at all levels. To ensure students have every opportunity to share their voice and opinions on all matters that affect them, we have an expansive Student Leadership structure in place that allows students to impact upon the areas they care about most.

The student leadership structure is currently under review due to COVID 19 bubble restrictions. Below is the structure pre-Covid

Mr Thres and members of the school council are meeting to discuss a new structure so watch this space for further developments.

Student Council poster

The Student Leadership structure at KBA in set up using the following structure:

Each sub-committee meets on a regular basis to discuss their specific areas. A member of staff also supports each group. A representative from each sub-committee then comes together to form the School Council, which includes the role of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

All students across the academy have the opportunity to become involved in any of the leadership groups – the role and requirements of each can be seen below:

School Council House Heroes Student Ambassadors Sports Leaders Community Liaison Wellbeing Ambassadors Green Team

The School Council will meet fortnightly to discuss matters from across the Academy.

A representative from each of the other leadership teams will be a part of the School Council.

The School Council will be chaired by an elected Chairperson from year 11 and also attended by the 6th form Head Boy and Head Girl.

Other roles will included a treasurer, secretary and shadow chairperson.

All students are welcome to join the School Council.

House Heroes will be selected by each House Co-ordinator. They will be selected based upon their support, passion and pride for their House.

A House Hero will be expected to support all House events and help to build enthusiasm across their House.

Subject Ambassadors are selected by Heads of Department and are those students that best represent the Academy values and those of the subject.

A Subject Ambassador will support and promote the subject at all school events.

A Subject Ambassador will also support other students who wish to excel in the subject.

Sports Leaders are selected by the Head of PE and are those students that excel in performance and leadership within each sport.

A Sports Leaders will promote their sport, assist the PE department in team selections and also attend sporting events.

The Community Liaison team will assist in the follow ways:

  • Attend and support community events
  • Support Open Evenings
  • Lead Academy in Action tours
  • Meet with new students
  • Promote charity events

A Community Liaison team member should be confident in engaging with students and adults, as well as looking perfectly presented at all times.

Wellbeing Ambassadors will work alongside staff and students to ensure they feel safe and supported at all times during their time at the Academy.

This will involve working to support issues such as stress, anxiety, bullying and workload.

Wellbeing Ambassadors should be welcoming and friendly, and willing to do their best to help their peers.

The Green Team will work alongside our Facilities team to ensure out wonderful site continues to look amazing.

They will be encouraged to develop ideas that will further enhance our environment and make it as welcoming as possible for our community.

If you have any questions or queries about student leadership at Kettering Buccleuch Academy please contact Jared Thres


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